Roddickton

NDP Forestry and Agrifoods Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says Government continues to put forestry jobs in jeopardy as it has no apparent long term plan for this sustainable renewable sector.

When the Minister of Natural Resources took on this portfolio, he stated he would put a new focus on the forestry.

 

NDP Innovation, Business & Rural Development critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says government’s lack of vision is contributing to low employment rates in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Mitchelmore brought his concerns to the House of Assembly today.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for The Straits – White Bay North.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for The Straits – White Bay North.

MR. MITCHELMORE:Mr. Speaker, an Ireland forestry association study indicates that if just 25 per cent of their public buildings were converted to wood pellet boilers, the savings annually would be $137 million.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Oh, oh!
MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

 
NDP Forestry & Agrifoods Critic Christopher Mitchelmore

NDP Forestry and Agrifoods Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says if Budget 2013 had included a direct-equity investment for wharfing infrastructure in Roddickton, the province would have ensured long-term royalties and revenues as well as 150 desperately-needed long-term rural jobs.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

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